How to knit a picot edge
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How to knit a Picot Edge – Beautiful Knitting Technique

Today, I’m sharing how to knit a beautiful Picot Edge, step by step.

It’s a great knitting technique, quick and fun to do; the truth is that when I saw it, I fell in love again 😉

The only techniques required are simple: Knit stitch, purl stitch, yarn over, and knit two stitches together.

Honestly, it will give a touch of elegance to your projects; and it’s pretty versatile: You can use it for the edge of sweaters and cardigans, but also for blankets and ponchos.

In fact, it will also work for the cuff of the sleeves.

I believe that these kinds of details can make a difference, by adding a little bit of luxury to our garments (this is why I love the Chained cast-on method too!).

Variety is the spice of life…

So, grab your needles, and a little bit of yarn, and let’s get started!


CO: Cast on

RS: Right side

K: Knit

P: Purl

yo: Yarn over

k2tog: Knit two stitches together

BO: Bind off

WS: Wrong side

How to knit a Picot Edge, step by step

CO an even number of st.

Work 6 rows in Stockinette st, as follows:

Rows 1, 3, and 5 (RS): K across

Rows 2, 4, and 6: P across

Now, let’s knit the openwork row:

Row 7: K1, *yo, k2tog*. Repeat from * to *, to last st, K1.

Row 8: P across

Picot Edge knitting technique step by step

Keep working in Stockinette st until the edge measures 1 in (2.5 cm) approximately, from the 7th row, and BO knitwise (RS).

Fold the edge where the picots were formed, and join the edge facing the WS.

How to knit a picot edge - Knitting Technique. So Woolly.

And that’s it! Your Picot Edge hem is done 🙂

This is the other side of the work:

Picot Edge knitting technique, step by step. So Woolly.

Enjoy the video tutorial:

Picot Edge – Knitting Technique

I hope you like it!

Hugs, and happy knitting 🙂

Carolina – So Woolly

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